CLAMP’s Tokyo Babylon classic manga series is getting a new TV anime adaptation from anime studio GoHands (Hand Shakers) in 2021 entitled Tokyo Babylon 2021, the official Twitter account for the TV anime series announced today. The first teaser trailer and visual for the upcoming “completely new TV anime set in Tokyo in 2021” was released.
The Tokyo Babylon manga originally ran from 1990 to 1993, set on the backdrop of the decline of the Japanese economy as the bubble era came to a close. It was original licensed in English by TokyoPop, and then later rescued by Dark Horse Comics, who describes the series as such:
It’s 1991, the last days of Japan’s bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets. So do the currents of darkness beneath them, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji—Japan’s legendary occultists—can combat. The two most powerful onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru.
CLAMP’s Tokyo Babylon also inspired two OVA’s in 1992 and 1994 and a live-action film in 1993. While it’s confirmed that the new Tokyo Babylon adaptation will be set in 2021, it hasn’t been announced what the story will be, or any of the cast and staff.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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